From Corporate Persona to Authentic Self with Ulrike Seminati

On this episode, Rosie welcomes Ulrike Seminati, a leadership and communication coach, to discuss creating a more human workplace where people can bring their authentic selves to work. They touch on the four limbic drivers and their impact on communication styles and navigating change. Listeners will gain practical wisdom they can put into practice. The conversation covers the challenges of being oneself in a corporate hierarchy and the importance of identifying and overcoming self-limiting beliefs. They also discuss personality types and how to communicate effectively with colleagues with different communication styles.

Guest Info

Ulrike Seminati, Communication and Leadership Expert, Founder & CEO

As a coach & consultant, author, and long-time executive, Ulrike combines some of the most advanced self-development techniques with her vast experience as a corporate communications executive to provide leaders and organizations with tools that help them grow and reach their most ambitious goals.

Based in Zurich, Switzerland, Ulrike is the Founder and CEO of Empowerel GmbH. She holds an MA in Marketing Management from Robert Schuman University in Strasbourg, France, is a CCA-certified coach, is a member of the International Association of Coaching Institutes (ICI), and is the founder and host of the podcast Empowering Female Leaders.

Show Notes

Key takeaways from this episode:

  • Understanding your "inner brakes" is essential to overcoming them.
  • Authenticity requires embracing different facets of oneself and adapting communication styles to match others.
  • Practical wisdom, such as project management, can help navigate complex change step by step.

[6:26] Step-by-step approach to being yourself

[12:42] Helping people navigate change: Approaches vary

[17:36] Balancing task and people orientation in communication

[20:35] Harmonizers fear job loss, worry excessively

[31:58] Fear of standing out hinders self-expression

[34:14] Replacing old stories with new ones

Additional Resources

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